Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Falling

Self-righteousness is such silly folly. It gets one nowhere except to greater heights of pomposity. But ultimately the blessing is the free falling into fathomless Being at the point of no pretense left to uphold.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

David Carse Quote

"Despite traditions to the contrary, there simply cannot be true jnana without true bhakti, there cannot be the ultimate understanding without the ultimate surrender. Certain personalities will try to avoid one or the other under the guise of some higher wisdom, but always at the cost of wholeness.

There is a tradition that jnana is the higher path because the bhakta relies on a belief in someone or something to be devoted to, whereas the jnani knows there are neither. But true bhakti knows no object; and the true jnani knows nothing."

Friday, March 26, 2010

What Are You, Charlie Brown?

What are you? You cannot really know. Look beneath the simple surface of "Of course I know, my name is Charlie Brown; I live on 123 Old Elm Street; I come from a long line of Browns". Beneath all that simple surface noise what can you find? There is the hidden life of Charlie Brown. There are the habits and the likes and dislikes of Charlie Brown. That's all the tastes, the thoughts and beliefs that Charlie Brown identifies with. But what's beneath that? There is the body. There are organs and bones, there are cellular structures, there are elements; molecules, atoms, protons, neutrons electrons, there are quarks. What are all those? Can you call them Charlie Brown? And if you are ultimately quarks, or light energy, or mind, or consciousness, or whatever, what are those? And where do those aspects exist? Is there a time and space where they exist? Where is this time? Where is this space?

So, what are you really, Charlie Brown?

And when you go outside with Snoopy's food and watch your pup wag up with excitement, eyes glinting with loving hunger (hungry love?), just what is this magical event? What is Snoopy? What is food? what is the warmth of sunshine, smells, sights, sounds, touch, taste? What is excitement, hunger, love? You can say all scientifically, "Well, my dog Snoopy, his food, the sunshine, the senses, all these are atomic energy inter-playing within my experience". And you can say "Excitement, hunger, love, these are the emotional reactions to the elements as they interact with the senses". O.K. then, what the hell IS all that Mr. Smartypants, Charlie Brown? Just what the heaven are you Mr. Brown?

And as you step out into the sun, Snoopy running at your feet, looking up, hungrily loving (loving hunger?), when and where does this event happen? One step in the miraculous fullness of these changing phenomena disappears, and another begins and simultaneously ends, and on and on and on. Where and when are these passing moments Charlie Brown? Where and when do they exist? To where and when did they go? Will they ever appear again? No! Were they ever even here, Charlie Brown?

Just what in heaven/hell is this, and just what the awful, awesome, mind blowing beautitude are you, Charlie Brown?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Concepts

There is no lasting thing in the dream appearance. Graspers and graspings are the energetic radiance of Being. This radiance unfolds as though a shimmering, laughing phantom, without individual self substance. True unimaginable Being That you are is prior to This radiance.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

no me, no we, no claim of being

Don’t wish for union!
There’s a closeness beyond that...
Fall in love in such a way
that it frees you from any connecting.
Love is the soul’s light, the taste of morning;
no me, no we, no claim of being...
As eyes in silence, tears, face:
love cannot be said.


~ Rumi



"Cannot be said, because saying is looking directly. It’s the Observer Principle in reverse. Your true nature, What Is, is pure Subjective Awareness. So become an observer to try to find it, try to look at it, try to turn it into an object, and you will not see it anywhere because as an object it is not. Pure Awareness in which everything arises is what you already are: how can it possibly be found? In stillness this is known.

The sheer enormity of the misperception, the misunderstanding, is staggering. That’s why the laughter when there finally is seeing: it’s not like we’re even close. Almost the entire human endeavor, from daily life, daily thought and actions, to philosophy and theology, psychology and sociology, biology, physics, history and politics, is all based on a completely erroneous premise and is headed wildly, blithely, obliviously off in the wrong direction.

Only in non-action can anything meaningful happen. This is the meaning of Krishna’s admonition in the Bhagavad Gita to “be awake to what the world is asleep to, and asleep to what the world is awake to.” Being quiet in stillness, doing nothing, aware, is the only thing that is not wasting time."


-- David Carse

http://www.advaita.org.uk/discourses/teachers/vision_carse.htm

David Carse -- from Perfect Brilliant Stillness

If ‘this,’ the world of things and ideas, is seen as what is real, as true, as ‘reality,’
then That which is completely and radically ‘not-this,’
for which there are no words or ideas within ‘this,’
will necessarily be seen as no thing, as unreal...
It is only when ‘this,’ this so-called ‘reality’
is completely understood to be dreamlike illusion
that what is ‘not-this’ will, at the same time, be seen to be What Is.
...the heart turns from the illusion of ‘this’ and opens to What Is.


-- David Carse

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Freedom

There is nothing to do,

nowhere to go,

and no one to do any thing or go any where.

There is only liberation.

The Doorway of Time

When it's seen that there is no time, that the past, present and future are all one moment of consciousness energy expression appearing now, there is a doorway that begins to open.

That doorway opens into fathomless mystery in which this eternal moment appears. That doorway leads to the mystery That Thou Art.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Look into That

Whatever appears within you as experience, 'look' deeply into it.

When conceptual layers open into fathomless being, 'look' into that.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Opining -- Opening

'Lower magic' is playing with definitions.

'Higher magic' is surfing the energy.


-- Peter Brown

Sri Nis Quote

To myself, I am neither perceivable nor conceivable; there is nothing I can point out to and say: "this I am". You identify yourself with everything so easily; I find it impossible. The feeling "I am not this or that, nor is anything mine" is so strong in me that as soon as a thing or a thought appears, there comes at once the sense "this I am not".


-- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Blink

Ever new, ever now, infinite possibilities of expression appear within the absolute self nature That Thou Art.

You are the Self

Always remember deep in your heart that all is well and everything is unfolding as it should. There are no mistakes anywhere, at any time. What appears to be wrong is simply your own false imagination. That's all. You are the Self, that perfect immutable Self. Nothing else exists. Nothing else ever existed. Nothing else will ever exist. There is only one Self and you are That. Rejoice!

-- Robert Adams

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Clarifying an earlier post (some of my posts are beyond help;-)

Someone somewhere referred to my December 30th post, 'Lila', as "Sticking one's head in the sand".

No problem, I understand that position.

But what I wrote was from a point of view of being disengaged from the dream manifestation of things and events, unattached from the karma of a separate individual.

Here is that earlier post:

"Karma is the dream that never completes, because karma has never begun. It appears within the oceanic timelessness of being as the play of consciousness manifestation."


Look into karma and see that it is not merely a concrete, conceptual experience of the suffering of an individual person in a universe of time and space.

The appearance of an individual who suffers karma in time and space is all together the same illusion, or distorted view.

Of course there is 'karma'. As an example, pain reeling through as energetic, bodily event, is direct karmic experience that perhaps cannot be avoided. But it needn't be known narrowly as a thing that happens to a "me", with the conceptual/emotional attachment that binds to perpetuation of suffering.

Karma is the ever changing, and in a sense never actually existing, expression of cosmic consciousness,

The Big Bang

Karma belongs to no one but all that is, because there is no one but all that is. Karma is the fluidic appearance of all that is manifesting within the absolute.